On 25 October, ENISA, -the European Network and Information Security Agency-, has presented the results of the ENISA 2012 research and analysis by ENISA in 2012 of national and international cyber exercises carried out. ENISA examined 85 exercises covering the period between 2002 and 2012. In total, 84 countries worldwide participated in the multinational exercises analysed in this report.

To access to the full report, please follow this link:


From 10 to 11 October 2012, it was held in Athens the workshop on Universal Service Obligations Funding, with participants from Egypt, Greece, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia, as well as from the European Commission and from NATP-3/Regulaid.

The agenda, list of participants and the presentations can be found at

The presidency of the European Union (EU), assumed by Cyprus on 1 July 2012, has set out the following priorities in its programme for the telecommunications sector:

  • examine the relevant legislative proposal which aims at strengthening and modernizing  the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) with a new expanded mandate for the security of cyberspace.
  • support the European Commission (EC) in the revision of the Public Service Information Directive on the Reuse of public sector information;
  • establish guidelines for trans-European telecommunications networks to attract private investment to develop the necessary infrastructure to interconnect the Internet at high speeds through EU funding, in order to achieve the strategic goals of 2020 in the "Digital Agenda for Europe" and release the potential of web services;
  • submit a proposal for the regulation of e-identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the single market, that will provide the legal framework for recognition of e-signatures, e-identification and e-authentication.

Further information can be found on the following link:


BEREC, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications, has placed two documents in consultation on the new Roaming regulation:

  • Guidelines on the application of Article 3 of the Roaming Regulation - Wholesale Roaming Access and
  • Roaming Regulation - Choice of the Decoupling Method - A consultation to assist BEREC in preparing advice to the Commission on its forthcoming Implementing Act.

The consultation will be closed on 10 August 2012.

Further information on the consultations can be found on BEREC website (